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Ignorance is Prelude to Sudden Destruction

Folks it is the system which is broken! Broken! Broken! As in B-R-O-K-E, which means that it don’t work anyway, no matter who is driving the Big bus!

Dr. Lawrence Davidson
Dr. Lawrence Davidson

(MELBOURNE VNN) - I recommend reading Dr. Lawrence Davidson’s column, written in 2011, about the results of lobbyfication, which many in America and the world are beginning to notice in recent months.

The activities Dr. Davidson describes in United States Congress and the Senate are not only malfeasance of office, and failure to represent the interests of their constituents and the Nation, they are treasonous in the respect that they represent the interests of a foreign power who contribute to the political success and campaigns of all of these heavily lobbied representatives… yet another illegal activity which they seem to ignore and get away with.

Folks it is the system which is broken! Broken! Broken! As in B-R-O-K-E, which means that it don’t work anyway, no matter who is driving the Big bus!

For those advocating putting “America First,” before we start redirecting, reconstructing, rearranging and fixing, we would like to have a more concise and refined description of the design of the “America” we are to put first, and of just how and with what tools we are going to reconstruct her…. by the definitions of George Bush? Barack Obama? Benny Netanyahu? An Israeli appointed Supreme Court? An Israeli selected Congress? Or the United States Constitution?

Dr. Davidson alludes to the problem here in his dissertation when he refers to the Civics Classes as they are no longer taught in American schools. How long has it been since American school students have been required to read and be examined on the US Constitution? How long has it been since this was a major discussion of any Civics Class in one of the schools?


I would wager that almost any teacher in American public schools can recite the Ten Commandments of Moses, that is required to keep the job, but how many can recite the Amendments to the US Constitution? get the job!

Well there are twenty-seven of them (betcha you didn’t know that, either), so that might be a little bit much to expect of a primary or secondary school child in the US today, but how many of them can recite even the original amendments, or even tell us how many original amendments there were?

You have a child in primary or secondary school. Ask your child! Then, ask his or her teacher! Then, bring this up at the next Board of Education and PTA meeting!

Yeah… you will become pretty unpopular in your school community pretty damned quickly.

Why do students in American schools pledge allegiance to a flag, when the oath of public office in America requires no such pledge, but solely that to support and defend the US Constitution… (and it does take into account “enemies domestic”) as if allegiance to a flag or a banner is a higher endeavor in the National interests?

The dozen or so coeds from the Zionist Fraternity, dancing in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue in the middle of the night have become icons engraved in the American mind by now, and will not be easily sent home where they belong.

Is it too late now to start trying to stem this tide of schadenfreude, as Jim Dean of Veterans Today so aptly calls it?

The monolith of fear which has been built or engendered in the American and Western world has been a long time a’building, and is deeply rooted in their psyches. The Chosen People have been at it for a long time now, conditioning their own people and the rest of the world. Guilt is the primary weapon in their quiver, and it is devastating. It has always been the bedrock weapon of Judaism. Christ spoke of Love and forgiveness… his succeeding preachers and followers (Evangelists) turned it into guilt and retribution, go figure!

LAWRENCE DAVIDSON : Lobby, Lobbification, Lobbified

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Dr. Lawrence Davidson

Lobbification is a word I have just coined for the corruptive process that bends politicians to the will of special interests–that is to the will of lobbies. The result of lobbification can be seen in the stilted and fawning behavior of the lobbified political brain.

Politicians with lobbified brains become the obedient instruments of the lobbies which have captured their political souls.

Below are a few examples of the results of lobbification.

Part I: An Example from the House of Representatives

The majority of the politicians who sit on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee are victims of lobbification. Among the major lobbies that have, over the decades, carried out this corrupting process are the Zionist organizations in their various Jewish and Christian manifestations. In their present state, the lobbified minds of these committee members, so influential in the foreign policy formulation process, are utterly incapable of questioning, much less defying, the hypnotic power of either American Zionists or the Israelis. Here is just one illustration of the resulting mental paralysis.

Dore Gold

Dore Gold

On Tuesday 5 April 2011 three Israelis appeared before the US House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Two were retired IDF generals and one was Dore Gold, the president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Gold is one of those transplanted Americans who have chosen careers as Israeli spokesmen. (As an aside, he is also an Inspector Clouseau look alike).

He served as Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations and political advisor to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Among other dubious accomplishments it was Gold who convinced the Clinton administration not to press Israel on the issue of the Golan Heights.

The Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., Prince Bandar bin Sultan once described him as “simply hatred’s scribe.”

Here is some of what Gold and his fellow Israelis told the Foreign Affairs Committee:

1. Israel is confronting a new diplomatic assault that could well strip it of territorial defenses in the West Bank that have provided for its security for over forty years…..”

2. “The 1993 Oslo Agreements envisioned a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with borders to be decided by the parties themselves and not imposed by international coalitions or by unilateral acts.”

3. “Traditional U.S. policy recognized that Israel is not expected to withdrew from all territories it captured in the 1967 Six Day War. This was enshrined in UN Security Council Resolution 242….”

4. “…the entire Middle East is engulfed in flames. Just as Israel faces complete strategic uncertainty…it is being asked to acquiesce to unprecedented concessions that could put its very future at risk.” Therefore, “…to agree to a full withdrawal from the West Bank and to acquiesce to the loss of defensible borders pose an unacceptable risk for the Jewish state.”

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During this lament our Congressional Representatives sat there, in their collective lobbified frame of mind, and swallowed it all in as if it were gospel. This was completely predictable. The House Foreign Affairs Committee is chaired by Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, an ardent anti-Castro Cuban American who has spent her political life doing two things: first, distorting our foreign policy toward Cuba so that no vestige of national interest can be found therein, and second, promoting a tactical alliance between reactionary Cuban American groups and the Zionists. Ros-Lehtinen has recently confirmed her lobbified status by demanding that Congress “make it U.S. policy to demand that the UN General Assembly revoke and repudiate the Goldstone Report.” She did this despite the fact that three of the four signatories of the Report have avowed its accuracy and continued relevance. The ranking Democratic on the committee is Howard Berman who has never been able to figure out who he should represent more diligently, his California district constituents or Israel.

Both these leading committee members clearly suffer from lobbification and most of the other standing members also display this condition to one extent or another. As a result, when it came to the discussion that followed the Israelis’ presentation, all the possible probing questions remained unasked.

Here are some of them, figuratively addressed to Ambassador Dore, et. al.

1. What do you mean by “diplomatic assault,” “imposed by international coalitions,” and “unilateral acts”? Do you mean the rather feeble US and European suggestion that your country negotiate in good faith and cease its own series of illegal unilateral acts such as the ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem?


2. And how is it that you are now telling us that, for the last forty years, your “territorial defenses” have made you secure? For the past forty years you have been telling us how insecure you are! Are we to understand that your constant claim of insecurity was a gross exaggeration? Perhaps nothing more than an addictive frame of mind? Or has it been just a facade behind which you carry on expansion in violation of international law?

3. Why do you bring up the Oslo Accords? For the last few decades you have been telling us that they are dead letters, irrelevant to current circumstances. You seen to trot them out when they serve your purposes and cast them into oblivion when they do not. Also, are you not aware that in the past your country has violated these accords at will?

4. Is Israel’s determined refusal to negotiate rational concessions really a function of the assertion that the “entire Middle East” is allegedly “engulfed in flames”? If we simply go back to a period when there was no “complete strategic uncertainty” we find that Israel’s position on compromise was exactly the same as it is today. So isn’t this new concern really a contrived excuse to justify your country’s refusal to come to just and fair settlement with the Palestinians?

5. Why are you bringing up the possibility of “full withdrawal” from the West Bank as if it was a specter gazing over your shoulder? When is the last time the U.S. government or the European Union demanded this of you? Is not the present understanding of the final character of borders based upon the 1967 Green line one that includes mutually agreed upon and equitable land swaps? Is not this the recognized contemporary understanding of UN Resolution 242?

Palestine being wiped off the Map -- Peter Lavelle

Palestine being wiped off the Map — Peter Lavelle

6. And what is this business of “defensible borders”? When was the last time your country’s borders proved indefensible to conventional military attack? Isn’t it true that, even without the West Bank, your borders have never been seriously crossed by such forces? Your vulnerability lies in your inability to counter guerrilla and terrorist attacks, and to prevent missile penetration. Ultimate security against these threats does not rest in a policy of colonial expansion but rather in an equitable peace agreement.

What a memorable and actually useful committee meeting it would have been if these or similar questions had been posed. But alas, the lobbified brain functions something like Israel’s apartheid wall. Meaningful questions about Israel and doubts about the real consequences of Zionism cannot easily get over or around the 9 meter high conditioning that is lobbification.

Part II – An Example From the U.S. Senate

The on-line magazine Politico tells us that “even as they push for huge cuts, 11 freshman GOP senators say the U.S. must continue to provide foreign aid to its strongest ally in the Middle East: Israel.”

In a letter to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) the security conscious eleven stated, “as we work to reduce wasteful government spending….we must continue to prioritize the safety of our nation and the security of our allies, including Israel.” Only the thoroughly lobbified brain can advocate cutting $500 million from federal programs for health and nutrition for women, infants and children and simultaneously insist on continuing to give Israel $ 3 billion a year– and, do so in the name of “prioritizing the safety of our nation”!

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The Senator who organized the letter to McConnell is Marco Rubio of Florida (a male version of Ros-Lehtinen) and he sits on what committee? The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, of course. His lobbified state apparently makes it impossible for him to see the connection between our open-ended support of Israel, Israel’s ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians, and our nation’s insecurity. It should come as no surprise that Senator Rubio has said that the U.S. must “stand with Israel without equivocation or hesitation” and cease pressuring Israel over its settlement policies.<

Part III – Conclusion

As the approximately 206.8 million adult Americans go about their daily lives most probably do not realize that they, or at least the approximately 57% who bother to vote in federal elections, have placed into positions of power individuals who have been corrupted by lobby power. This is due to the fact that most Americans do not understand and/or pay attention to how their own political system works. Few and far between are the school “civics” courses that, in theory, explain its intricacies. And, once the Republicans get done gutting the education budgets, those remaining courses will most likely disappear.


    Ignorance is not bliss. It is often the prelude to sudden destruction. It is not bliss to be ignorant of the corruption that is undermining your government. Lobbification is synonymous with just that –a dangerous form of political corruption. Our political system is riddled with it. It has been so for a long time and the situation is not improving. This condition has recently manifested itself in Wisconsin, Michigan, Maine, Ohio and a host of other states in the form of feverish acts of self-destruction. And, as we have seen, Congress has no immunity. Yet the citizenry goes blissfully about its business. To quote the immortal Samuel Johnson, “Must helpless man, in ignorance sedate, roll darkling down the torrent of his fate?” (Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, 2001, p. 411, No. 19). Perhaps it is so.

Dr. Davidson is the co-author of A Concise History of the Middle East and author of America’s Palestine: Popular and Official.

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